Missing All Teeth -Full Mouth or One Jaw Implants
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, dental implants are the best permanent solution.
Before dental implants, there were no solutions available for people who lost all their teeth besides full dentures. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge or implant over-denture that results in a permanent, stable and highly esthetic solution. In fact, dental implants have been used to replace dentures since 1965!
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth.
- Are a solid, stable solution that will serve you for many years.
- Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss.
The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, a few visits should be enough to have the entire procedure completed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.
COURSE OF TREATMENT: PLACING A FIXED IMPLANT BRIDGE – STEP-BY-STEP
1. Before the procedure
We determine what needs to be done by performing a very thorough exam. A panoramic x-ray will also be taken. In some cases a CT or “CAT” scan may be necessary to evaluate your bone on a computer.
2. Placing the implants
The first step is placing dental implants to replace the lost tooth roots. In this case, five implants are used. Temporary teeth are attached that enable you to eat and function like normal while waiting for the permanent bridge to be installed.
3. Attaching bridge
The final bridge is securely installed on top of the implants. With a full jaw replacement like this, natural appearance and chewing function are restored.
4. End result
Your new teeth should be hard to tell from natural – both for you and others. People who have had traditional dentures before getting a fixed implant bridge often describe this as an overwhelming and very positive experience.
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